Midwest Model European Union (MMEU) Registration Information

Registration is now open for the Midwest Model European Union (MMEU) Teams, sponsored by the Institute for European Studies at Indiana University. This engaging simulation activity is a great opportunity for students in political science, international relations, European Studies, and related areas.

The next MMEU will be held in Bloomington on April 21-23, 2016. Visit the website to learn more: http://www.iub.edu/~euroinst/midwest-model-european-union. Here you can find pertinent information such as information on registration, logistics, information on dates and deadlines, and a tentative schedule of events.

Registering early will ensure we will have space available for your team. Registration deadline is Monday, January 25, 2016, to confirm your team’s participation and to submit your country requests. Please note that the registration fee for each team is $150.  Submit your registration confirmation by emailing the attached form to Liese Hilgeman, Institute for European Studies Assistant Director at lhilgema@indiana.edu. If you have questions, please email Liese or call 812-856-3832.

Once you have submitted your initial registration, you will receive further instructions for your delegation’s participation.

Payment can be made online with a credit card by clicking the “give/now” button located on the EURO homepage http://www.indiana.edu/~euroinst/

  • Select “Centers and Institutes” on the first drop down menu
  • Then select “Institute for European Studies”
  • Enter the registration amount of $150 per delegation, or a larger amount if registering for multiple delegations.
  • Complete the information page with payee name, contact information
  • Complete the payment page

If you prefer to receive an invoice and submit your payment by check, please contact:

Megan Immerzeel at megimmer@indiana.edu

Hotel rooms are available in the Indiana Memorial Union Biddle Hotel and Conference Center, with rates varying from $154 to $164 plus tax per room per night. Be sure to request the Group Rate for the Model EU and use the hotel block code: MMEU. (For more information or to make reservations: 800-209-8145 or 812-855-2536; www.imu.indiana.edu hotel block code: MMEU)

Contact Information:
Institute for European Studies
School of Global and International Studies
Indiana University Bloomington
Global and International Studies Building
355 North Jordan Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-1105
Tel: (812) 855-3280 | Fax (812) 855-7695


Deadline 12/16/15: U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2016 HS-STEM Summer Internships


Application Deadline: December 16, 2015

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas.

Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

Graduate students receive a $7,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

10-week research experiences are offered at:  Coast Guard Research and Development Center ● Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute ● Customs and Borders Protection ● Engineer Research and Development Center ● Federal Emergency Management Agency ● National Security Technologies ● National Urban Security Technology Laboratory ● Naval Research Laboratory ● Office for Interoperabilty and Compatibility ● Transportation Security Laboratory ● DOE National Laboratories: Argonne, Berkeley, Idaho, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia

-Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.

-U.S. citizenship required

-Application deadline: December 16, 2015, 11:59PM EST

-How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at https://www.zintellect.com/ Posting/Details/1468

-Program Information: Detailed information about the internships can be found at http://www.orau.gov/ dhseducation/internships/

-For questions please email us at dhsed@orau.org.

The DHS Education Programs Team

Latin America Volunteer Internship Opportunities For Students

There are several available internship opportunities through AIESEC, a non-profit international organization established 1948 with the goal of connecting collegiate students to volunteering and interning experiences abroad.

Though it is not a requirement to speak any other languages besides English for these opportunities, students in the International Studies department would be a perfect fit for these positions because they are globally-minded individuals.

They are currently looking for students graduating this December to fill various teaching volunteer experiences in Mexico and Peru, which start January or February and last six to twelve weeks.

The information of the opportunity in Mexico is shown in the picture above and the information for Peru can be viewed here: http://semesterinperu.strikingly.com

Students may apply to these positions or read more about our organization here: http://aiesecus.org/exchange/global-citizen/ . Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis but they are officially due next week on December 14th. Please contact Amy Zhao if you have any questions!

Contact Information:
Amy Zhao
Vice President – Global Citizen Program
AIESEC at The University of Michigan
Mobile: +1(248)-881-0578 Skype: amyyzzz
Book a Meeting: amyzhao.youcanbook.me

Apply now: Winter 2016 Student Event Grant


Deadline to apply: Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Undergraduate student teams from North Quad and across the University of Michigan are invited to apply for the North Quad Programming Student Event Grant to receive funding of up to $400 to support an event in Space 2435 or the Media Gateway during the Winter 2016 semester. Innovative events that encourage collaboration between North Quad stakeholders, are international-themed, and make use of the unique technology in the space will be given priority. Two grants are offered per semester.

For more information, please visit: http://northquad.umich.edu/event-funding

*Image Source: MEdAN Community Dinner, Fall 2015 Student Event Grant Recipient. Organized by MEdAN (The Middle East and Arab Network). Photo taken by Nadia Karizat.

Mailing address:
North Quad Programming
1115 North Quad
105 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Call for Papers – Walsh Exchange Research Conference at Georgetown University


The Walsh Exchange
Georgetown University

The Walsh Exchange, an undergraduate international relations research conference housed by the Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service is pleased to announce that The Walsh Exchange is now accepting paper submissions from undergraduate students. Paper submission guidelines for the 2016 Conference can be found at http://walshexchange.georgetown.edu/conference/guidelines/.

Submissions are open from 5 December. They are due by 20 December for priority consideration and by 10 January for the final deadline. Accepted presenters will be invited to attend the annual conference at the Georgetown University campus in Washington, D.C. in April, where they will present their papers and attend a keynote address in their honor. Please note that the conference will now be occurring on April 15-17, 2016. Presenters will also have the opportunity to attend programming events unique to the Washington, D.C. area during the conference.

If  students have any questions, please reach out at walshex@gmail.com or visit us at walshexchange.georgetown.edu.

Taubman 2016 Spring Travel Courses – Open to all UM students

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Consider applying to Spring Travel Courses offered by Taubman College in 2016. The courses are open to all UM undergraduate and graduate students.  Locations: China, Italy, Japan, Spain, Hong Kong/Philippines and Poland/Ukraine/Moldova. Application deadline: January 11, 2016.Attached is a flier for the Eastern European course with details on an information session offered next Tuesday, Dec 8 at 6:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Art & Architecture building. The course work will be focused on visual representations through photography and drawing.The spring travel course Bizarre Bazaar will travel to Poland, Ukraine, and Moldova to study the architecture and urban spaces of Eastern Europe. Bizarre Bazaar will study the architectural typologies of consumerism—primarily that of the bazaar. The information session will cover details of the trip including itinerary, budget, and course requirements.

Can’t make it or have questions? Email Ashley Bigham at bighamam@umich.edu.

Information Meeting

December 8, 2015 – 6:30pm
Building: Art + Architecture Building
Room: East Review, 3rd Floor
More information can be found here: https://taubmancollege.umich.edu/students/travel-abroad/spring-travel-courses

Global Scholars Program is now accepting applications for Winter 2016 semester and academic year 2016-2017

Global Scholars Program, A Living Learning Community in North Quad APPLY NOW!!!!!!!

Please review the following requirements for the program:

1.) Sophomore standing or above. (Undergraduates only)
2.) North Quad Residency during first year of program
3.) Enrollment in the GSP Academic Course UC270 for winter 2016 semester or academic year 2016-2017, the class meets on Fridays1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
4.) Participation in a weekly Collaborative Group (meeting day will be assigned at the start of the program, based on your availability Monday through Thursday.  Sessions are from 7:00 – 8:30 pm)
Applicants will be notified of their status no later than Wednesday, December 23rd @ 5 pm.
Students extended offers to join GSP are asked to confirm their acceptance by Wednesday, January 6 2016  @ 12 (noon).